Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 66 16
Rank change year-on-year +21 -50 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 12 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.84% 1.89% 7.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.43% 14.47% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £531 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.25% +166.67%
10th Percentile £484 £380 £286
90th Percentile £623 £555 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £412
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.58% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £21.61 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.98% -68.00%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year -46.67% -1.96% +17.62%

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.24% 13.08% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 61 21
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% +19.05% +14.55%
10th Percentile £276 £250 £250
90th Percentile £528 £550 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £16.81 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.67% -1.15% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.96 £14.50
90th Percentile £14.15 £20.65 £31.88
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £30.21
% change year-on-year -16.98% -0.68% +34.24%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +19 8 £531 +32.81% 2
County Londonderry - 4 - - 1
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (33.33%) Meraki
3 4 (33.33%) Presales
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Workflow Management
5 2 (16.67%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Power BI
5 2 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (8.33%) SevOne
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Power BI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow Management
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) SevOne